Sasa Bruning, author of Ongezien Verlies (Unseen Loss)

Leestijd: 2 minuten For our monthly column Asian Praisings, we highlightan initiative or a person with East and/or Southeast Asian roots. This time, we shine a light on Sasa Bruning, who recently released her poetry collection Ongezien Verlies. In Ongezien Verlies, Sara depicts the emotions, feelings, thoughts, and experiences she has encountered throughout her life in relation to her adoption and the accompanying sense of loss.

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Asians Speaking Up: The Story of Stefan

Leestijd: 6 minuten Growing up between different cultures and experiencing discrimination and racism have an impact on our mental health. Asian Raisins believes that this deserves more attention. For the Storytelling project ‘Asians Speaking Up: Mental Health,’ we asked people from East and Southeast Asian communities about their experiences and how those experiences affected their mental well-being.

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The Racist Mural on Hemonylaan in Amsterdam; The Difficulty of Disrupting East and Southeast Asian Clichés in Street Art

Leestijd: 5 minuten If you cross the bustling street of Amsterdam’s Albert Cuypmarkt, you’ll immediately find yourself on the quiet Hemonylaan. The street is brightened by many colourful stencil art murals; with the use of templates, existing images have been painted on the buildings. One of the walls features an ‘Asian’ theme: a vibrant mix of symbols, logos and characters from various East and Southeast Asian countries. However, for many East and Southeast Asian Dutch this wall filled with offensive stereotypes doesn’t brighten up the street at all. Does the artist understand the problem? Asian Raisins spoke with him.

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Asians Speaking Up: The story of Mei Woen

Leestijd: 6 minuten Growing up between different cultures and experiencing discrimination and racism have an impact on our mental health. Asian Raisins believes that this deserves more attention. For the Storytelling project ‘Asians Speaking Up: Mental Health,’ we asked people from East and Southeast Asian communities about their experiences and how those experiences affected their mental well-being.

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Anti-Asian Racism in Election Manifesto!

Leestijd: 3 minuten The 2023 Dutch parliamentary elections are just around the corner. Therefore, it’s essential to know where political parties stand when it comes to addressing anti-Asian racism. Which political parties have explicitly included anti-Asian racism in their election manifesto? Asian Raisins’ Action Team has investigated this for you and compiled the positions of each party! Read the perspectives of all participating political parties. Let’s work together towards a more inclusive society where racism has no place.

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5 burning questions for Maud about activism, anti-Asian racism and her nomination for a Young Impact Award

Leestijd: 4 minuten “Racism against East and Southeast Asian people has been normalized in Dutch society under the guise of ‘funny’ or ‘pleasant’,” says Maud, Action program manager at Asian Raisins. During the corona pandemic, she came across Asian Raisins and immediately became a member. Since then, she has worked on a manifesto against anti-Asian racism, put anti-Asian […]

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Asians Speaking Up: Michelle’s Story

Leestijd: 6 minuten Growing up among different cultures and experiencing discrimination and racism has an impact on our mental health. Asian Raisins believes that more attention should be paid to this issue. For the Storytelling project ‘Asians Speaking Up: Mental Health,’ we asked people from East and South-East Asian communities about their experiences and how those affected their mental well-being.

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Maud, from our Asian Raisins campaign “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai,” has been nominated for the Young Impact Awards.

Leestijd: 2 minuten Maud, Action Program Manager at Asian Raisins, has been nominated for the Young Impact Awards due to her contributions to our anti-racism campaign, “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai.” Young Impact is an organization that supports and provides a platform for young changemakers, at which annually they present awards to ambitious young individuals who go to great lengths with their social initiatives. The Asian Raisins campaign “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai” calls on people to sign the petition against the so-called birthday song “Hanky Panky Shanghai,” which has originated from racist and persistent stereotypes. From October 2nd to October 27th onwards, you can vote for Maud on the Young Impact website.

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